Happy New Year!
The last few weeks have been busy. I finished up my semester and then jumped right into moving into my new apartment. I offically signed the lease on December 19, but I didn’t move until the 26th. It was exhausting. I don’t want to move again for a long time. Plus, did I mention it was snowing/sleeting/raining on that day? If you can avoid it, don’t move during the snow/sleet/rain. It is just nerve wracking!
My holiday was good. My brother came in from Los Angeles just before Christmas and he flew out today. It was good to see him. We talk a lot over the phone, but don’t get to see each other that often. It a hazard of living across the country.
So now it is the new year. Usually I make the same resolutions year after year, but this year I have one new goal.
I want to be published.
It doesn’t have to be a big venue, but I would like someone I have never met to say, “Yes, I want this story!” So I have to get off my butt and start mailing stories out. With any luck, by June I will have good news. A few years ago, I tried to sell my novel. After two years of rejections, I finally gave up. In a way, I am glad it wasn’t accepted. When I read it now, I cringe. I think I am a better writer now. Will I go back and rewrite it agian? Maybe. I have so many other ideas for other novels and short stories. Who knows? I have it saved, so it is there if I need it.
For now, I will work on the new stuff. My new semester doesn’t start until the end of the month, so I have a little more free time. I didn’t start Infinite Jest, because I packed it and I haven’t opened the box yet. My Christmas present to myself was this (for my collection), so I am reading the bonus book right now.
Best wishes to everyone for 2013!